Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
I got this from my sister-in-law and it is simple but nicely seasoned. Makes 3 quarts (enough for a 12lb turkey).
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup onion, minced
- 12 cups dried bread, cubed
- 1 1⁄2 cups celery, leaves and stalks chopped
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning (or a mix of sage, thyme and marjoram)
- Melt the butter in a large, heavy skillet. Add the onion and cook until yellow. Stir in as many breadcrumbs as fit and heat.
- Transfer to a large, deep bowl and add celery, seasoning and the rest of the bread. Mix well. If too dry, add enough broth or water to moisten (don't make it soggy!).
I've never made dressing with bread cubes before, so this was new for me. It was very easy to make and we did enjoy the flavour. I used 'freeze-dried' poultry seasoning, and found it wasn't as strong as the regular 'ground' version, so the flavour could have been a little stronger. Next time I'll used 'ground', or increase the 'freeze-dried' seasoning. I did add the celery to the onion mixture before adding the bread, but that was the only thing I did differently. I'll certainly be making this again for the Christmas bird. Many thanks Alvina. Made for Fall PAC 2011.